Medals and Militaria of Communist Afghanistan
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Order of the Saur (April) Revolution, Type 1, #0964, 1978-79. In silver gilt and enamels, a massive and very impressive piece manufactured by the Soviet mint. The extremely rare early version was awarded less than 130 times by the Khalq regime prior to the Soviet takeover of Afghanistan. In outstanding condition.
$1,250.00

Order of the Star, 1st class, Type 1, 1980-1987. Extremely rare first version of the order, made prior to the 1987 change to the state emblem. In excellent condition and includes original ribbon.
$1,100.00

Order of the Star, 1st cl., Type 2, 1987-1992. Second version of this order, made after the 1987 change to the Afghan state emblem and issued until the fall of the communist regime in 1992. In near mint condition and includes correct ribbon.
$950.00

Order of the Star, 2nd cl., Type 2, 1987-1992. Excellent condition. Comes with correct ribbon.
$180.00

Order of the Star, 3rd Class, Type 1, 1980-1987. In excellent condition.
$140.00

Order of the Red Banner, 1980-1992 issue. An unnumbered issue in excellent condition. Most were awarded to high ranking Afghan and Soviet military officers.
$650.00

Order of Friendship of Nations, "Ring Reverse" variation, 1980-1992 .In very fine to excellent condition, showing modest wear but no major flaws. Includes original suspension and ribbon.
$325.00

Order of Ghazi Amir Amanullah, circa 1980s. In excellent condition.
$450.00

Afghan Medal "From the Grateful Afghan People". Issued to all Soviet troops who served in Afghanistan. In excellent condition.
$25.00

Afghan Medal for Valor, 1980s. In outstanding condition and includes scarce regulation ribbon. The medal was awarded for bravery to both Afghan and Soviet troops.
$145.00

Medal for Excellent Military Service, 1980-1992. In near mint condition.
$135.00

Medal for Good Service, 1980-1992. Similar in design to Soviet Medal for Combat Service (aka Medal for Military Merit). In very fine to excellent condition, far better than the average for this medal. Includes scarce original ribbon.
$120.00

Medal for 25 Years of Service in Armed Forces, 1987- 1992. In outstanding condition and includes scarce original ribbon. The highest - and hardest to find - medal of the Afghan army long service series.
$125.00

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 1st cl. (for 20 Years of Service), 1987-1992. In near mint condition.
$40.00

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces of Afghanistan, 2nd cl. (for 15 Years of Service), 1987-1992. In excellent condition.
$45.00

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 3rd cl. (for 10 Years of Service), 1987-1992. In excellent condition.
$50.00

Medal for Service in the Armed Forces, 4th cl. (for 5 Years of Service), 1987-1992. In near mint condition.
$40.00

Medal for Selflessness (aka "Self-Sufficiency Medal"), 1982- 1992. In excellent condition. Comes with a generic replacement ribbon.
$275.00

Medal for Faithfulness, 1982-1992. German silver, copper plating. Nice, typically Soviet artwork in high relief.
$110.00

Medal for Service in State Security ("KhAD Medal"), 1987-1992. In near mint condition. This medal is often referred to as "Afghan KGB Medal".
$95.00

Medal of the Central Committee of SDJA (Democratic Youth Organization of Afghanistan), circa late 1970s-early 1980s. In excellent condition. A very scarce award, especially in perfect condition and with original suspension included.
$170.00

Medal for 10th Anniversary of Socialist Afghanistan, 1988. In excellent condition.
$35.00

Medal for 70th Anniversary of Restoring Independence of Afghanistan, 1989. Excellent condition.
$25.00

Medal for Literacy, 1st cl., circa 1980s through 1992. In excellent condition. Comes with a generic ribbon.
$70.00

Afghan Medal for Literacy, 2nd cl., circa mid-1980s- 1992. In very fine condition.
$50.00

Bacha Khan Medal, circa 1980s. In very fine to excellent condition. Includes perfectly preserved original ribbon.
$190.00

Muhammad Akbar Khan Medal, circa 1980s - 2000s. In excellent condition. Includes nicely preserved original ribbon.
$130.00

Mullah Mushke-Alam Medal, circa late 1980s -1992. In excellent condition.
$150.00

Hat Badge of Presidential Guard of President Najibullah, 1989- 92. In very good condition. Extremely scarce item used for a short time by the elite force protecting the president after the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan.
$275.00

Communist Afghanistan Army officer hat badge for a full dress visor hat, larger 60 mm version, 1980-87. Early model featuring a book of Koran. In very fine to excellent condition.
$75.00

Communist Afghanistan Army officer hat badge, "OVERSIZED" 75 mm version, 1980-87. In excellent condition. Very rare.
$130.00